The student stories series provides real feedback, from real students - unedited and authentic! Diouf, an Advanced student, here at ELC gave us a few tips, about his time here in Cape Town and ELC. A sneak peak: What is the best thing about Cape Town? "To me, the best thing about Cape Town is its diversity. You get to learn a lot from people from all walks of life, and most importantly, as a learner of English, you are exposed to 3 different accents. At least. Which is not a bad thing."Read more Student Stories | Diouf from Senegal
The thought of learning a new language can be terrifying. Most people have a fear of saying the wrong thing or sounding stupid and it's even harder if you are shy. Immersion in a completely English environment is the best way to learn.Read more “Learning a new language is only for the young and/or brave.”
Teacher Luke has been teaching English at the UCT English Language Centre since the middle of 2016. Luke is about to submit his masters dissertation in Education and enjoys teaching all levels of English. One of the questions he frequently gets asked by his students is ‘How can I learn English faster?’ In this blog post he provides 3 tips to speed up your learning.Read more ‘How Can I Learn English Faster?’
English for Academic Purposes is a very specific type of English course aimed at students who wish to improve their academic English. Teacher Alex, the EAP course designer and facilitator briefly explains what EAP is.Read more EAP – English for Academic Purposes
Are you a 'glass half full' or a 'glass half empty' type of person? Positive thinking has many benefits on all levels, but what is it exactly, how do we do it - and how can this benefit your English learning?Read more The Power of Positive Thinking
Multiculturalism in an English classroom has many benefits. Here are six things we have learned about the benefits of the multicultural English class at our language school.Read more The Multicultural English Classroom
The UCT student card is not only your access to get into libraries, buildings, computer labs, Jammie shuttles, clubs and societies, but also holds the power to get you some great discounts on tourist activities, theatres and so much more. Here are 6 things you can do with that little card that will save you money!Read more The Power of Your Student Card
Would you be surprised to hear that the world map as you know it, is in fact, not a very realistic representation of the world? Find out why we chose to hang some unusual looking world maps in our ELC classrooms.Read more The World Map is Wrong?
We filmed a series of videos by our teachers with tips to help students improve their English when not in the classroom. Teacher Alex provides us with some great tips to help improve our reading in English. Find a summary and a link to the video here.Read more Strategies to Improve your Reading
Have you ever wondered how many words is enough? Is it intimidating and scary to think that there are over 100 million words in English? Teacher Tiaan gives us a peek into how many words you, as an English learner, need to know and how to increase your vocabulary.Read more English Words – How Many is Enough?